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A cross-disciplinary team of machine learning, security, policy, and law experts say inconsistent court interpretations of an anti-hacking law have a chilling effect on adversarial machine learning security research and cybersecurity. At question is a portion of the . A ruling to decide how part of the law is interpreted could shape the future of cybersecurity and adversarial machine learning.
If the U.S. Supreme Court takes up an appeal case based on CFAA next year, researchers predict that the court will ultimately choose a narrow definition of the clause related to “exceed authorized access” instead of siding with circuit courts who have taken a broad definition of the law. One circuit court ruling on the subject